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The best Valentine's Day gifts for kids.
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18 Really Cute Valentine’s Day Gifts For Kids

Show the little ones some love with one of these fun gifts.

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A box of Conversation Hearts, a giant teddy bear wearing a red bow tie, and a heart-shaped box of chocolates are all pretty standard gifts for kids to get (or give) on Valentine’s Day. Sometimes though, it’s really fun for kids to get something that’s not candy. (Plus, who wants to deal with the sugar high… or the crash after?) And what parent really wants to store that humungous plush bear year-round? Whether you’re shopping for your baby’s first Valentine’s Day, a fun toddler gift, or hard-to-shop for tweens, this list of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for kids this year has something for everyone.

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic love. It’s also about the love you share for family and friends, and that means showering your kids with a few gifts in honor of the holiday is a perfect way to show them that you care. From teens who really just want a snack and to be left alone to babies who won’t necessarily remember the gifts you buy for them but take ultra-adorable holiday photos, there are some really great Valentine’s gift options for kids of all ages. Whether you opt for an art set for your crafty kid, a puzzle for your toddler, or a heart-shaped pop-it, your kids will fall head over heels for these gifts.


A pink elephant teether

It can be especially difficult to come up with unique ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for babies that are love-themed, but also useful. Thankfully, this cute silicone teether from Manhattan Toy Company is both. The pink elephant not only has a red heart sprouting from it’s trunk, but there’s a heart-shaped cutout in the center that makes it easy for your baby to hang onto while they gnaw on the toy’s textured surface.


A heart-shaped pop-it

I don’t know a single kid who wouldn’t love to receive a heart-shaped pop-it toy for Valentine’s Day. Even kids who have stacks of these sensory toys (my own included) are still thrilled to get them in new shapes, colors, and sizes. This heart-shaped pop-it includes 27 individual poppers that flex back and forth over and over again. The tie-dyed look of this one is super soothing to look at, plus it has a decidedly Valentine’s vibe. This is one kid toy that says, “I love you so much” without being too in-your-face about it.


A bath bomb with a surprise toy inside

Make bath time extra special on Valentine’s Day with a fun kids bath bomb from Bathessential Shop on Etsy. They’ll love watching this bath bomb fizz and open up to reveal the magical unicorn toy surprise inside. This pink, purple, and yellow swirled bath bomb is made with soothing sea salt and natural moisturizers including coconut oil, shea butter, and sunflower seed oil to leave your little one’s skin super soft.


Wooden flower toys

One of the cutest Valentine’s Day gifts for toddlers is this set of wooden flower toys. On a holiday where flowers are a go-to gift for adults, you can give your kid their very own garden full of blooms to play with day after day. Intended for ages 3 and up, the set includes 10 plants in various stages of growth and a watering can made from sustainably sourced plywood.


A sweet new picture book

If your kids love to receive books as gifts, this sweet story is a great one to consider for Valentine’s Day. The newest addition in the bestselling How to Catch series, How to Catch a Loveosaurus is a fun picture book about a group of kids on a mission to trap a dinosaur who has escaped from a museum in order to spread kindness and love. Intended for ages 4-10, this cute love-themed book would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for kids.


A paint set

This colorful paint-your-own canvas kit from Target is a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift for crafty kids. Each kit comes complete with an 11 by 11-inch canvas with a pre-drawn image of a butterfly for kids to create their own unique creation with the included paints. This gift is best suited for kids ages 6 and up, but it’s possible that younger kids could also enjoy it with a little help from a parent of sibling. When it’s complete, they can display their beautiful work of art around your home to enjoy day after day.


A personalized cereal bowl

These fun cereal bowls from Personalization Mall on Etsy make an adorable Valentine’s Day gift for kids of all ages. (Honestly, I really want one for myself, too!) Each 14-ounce bowl features a cereal-themed graphic print with the words “I Cerealsly Love You” in pastel rainbow colors on the front. Personalize the bowl with your child’s name and choose which complementary color their name is printed in.

Made from quality, heavyweight stoneware, the bowls are crafted with a chip-resistant finish, which makes it an especially great Valentine’s Day gift for toddlers. They’re also dishwasher and microwave safe.


A fun pair of socks

Socks are a go-to gift for kids of all ages, but sometimes they can feel boring and plain to give. Instead of just grabbing a pack of white socks or even themed Valentine’s Day socks from the store, order a fun set like these Milk and Cookies mismatch socks from Uncommon Goods. After all, nothing says “I love you” quite like milk and cookies.

Each sock of this perfectly coordinated pair features a googly-eyed face, one with milk and the other with chocolate chip cookies on it. They’re tall socks that are thick, stretchy, and comfortable to wear, and they can also be machine washed. Made especially for kids, theses socks come with silicone grippers on the bottom and are available in sizes for kids from toddlers through pre-teen.


A love-themed Magna-Tiles set

For kids who love to build and play with Magna-Tiles, but also enjoy the beloved classic book by Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this gift set is an adorable choice for a Valentine’s Day gift.

The set includes nine 3x3-inch square tiles, four round quarter tiles, two right triangle tiles, and one 6-inch square tile that fit together to build a 3D version of the caterpillar from the story. When you flip the tiles over, the other side spells out the words, “I love you.” This Valentine's Day gift is best suited for ages 3 and up.


A cozy pair of Valentine’s Day PJs

Gift your baby or toddler a snuggly set of Valentine’s Day pajamas to celebrate the holiday. This cozy pair of zip-up PJs from Hanna Andersson is made from 100% organic cotton and features flat lock seams that lay flat and smooth against your little one’s skin.

The cream background is covered in rows of cute red and pink hearts, X’s and O’s, and stripes for a look that is cute and cozy. The same Happy Hearts design is also available in a two-piece long john set for older kids and adults so that the whole family can share the love.


Kid-friendly Valentine’s nail polish

This Piggy Paint gift set is a fun surprise for kids and toddlers on Valentine’s Day. The paint itself is made from all-natural ingredients that are non-toxic, odorless, water-based, and vegan, so it’s completely safe for even young children to use. This particular set is called All the Heart Eyes and comes with three colors — Sometimes Sweet, Forever Fancy, and Tickled Pink — all adorable choices to wear on Valentine’s Day. Also included in this gift set is a sheet of heart-shaped nail stickers, so your little one can get glam for the holiday.


A fun dinosaur puzzle

Not everything you gift your kid for Valentine’s day has to be red, pink, or covered in hearts. Plus, there’s something to be said for gifting your kids something in the theme of what they love. If your kid loves dinosaurs, or even if your kid loves to put together puzzles, this dinosaur puzzle from The Magnus Company is a wonderful gift idea for toddlers for Valentine’s Day.


A Minnie Mouse watch

Jewelry is such a quintessential Valentine’s Day gift to give, but it can sometimes be difficult to find quality pieces that aren’t too expensive for kids, but still look nice. (Because honestly, who knows how long they’ll get to wear it before they lose it or break it, you know?) When in doubt, go the Disney route — this Minnie Mouse watch checks all the boxes. Plus, it helps little kids learn how to tell time thanks to the labels on both the hour and minute hand.


A pink teddy bear to snuggle

A trip to Build-A-Bear makes a great gift for any kid, but you don’t actually have to go to the store when you want to surprise your toddler with a fun Valentine’s Day gift. Build-A-Bear’s Pink Cuddles Teddy is a soft, cuddly bear with swirly fur and a cute heart-shaped nose, so it fits in super well with the whole Valentine’s Day theme.

Just like you do on a trip to the store, you can personalize your bear with fun clothing and accessories like shoes and hats. To add a little extra love to this gift, add a heartbeat sound effect, music from your child’s favorite movie or show, or even a personalized voice message from you.


A LEGO set

If you’re looking for a sweet LEGO set to give your child on Valentine’s Day, this LEGO Friends set is a great choice. Included in the 84-piece set is everything you need to create a bright and colorful ice cream truck setup out of LEGO pieces. Best suited for kids ages 4 and up, this set also comes with 2 LEGO Friends minifigures and a cute dog figure, plus and all accessories needed to imagine and act out a visit to a real ice cream truck.


Heart-shaped crayons

This set of heart-shaped crayons from Cool Crayations on Etsy is such a fun gift to give kids and toddlers for Valentine’s Day. Kids can never have too many crayons, right? Each of these seven heart-shaped crayons has an adorable face molded onto it with long lashes or heart sunglasses, so they look just as sweet as can be.


A unicorn-themed baking kit

Part gift, part experience, and all delicious, this Unicorn Cookie Cup Baking Kit from The Cookie Cups shop is a fun and interactive gift to give kids for Valentine’s Day. Inside of each kit is everything you need to bake 24 miniature cookie cups, including a measuring cup, silicone baking pan, scoop, cupcake liners, whisk, and all of the edible ingredients as well.

Your child will also receive an apron to wear while they bake their fun unicorn treats, a unicorn horn mold to make the cookie cup toppers, and a pretty unicorn plate to display their finished treats on. This is a great Valentine’s Day gift for toddlers who are anxious to help out in the kitchen, but it’s also fun for preschoolers and older kids, too.


Pretty floral bibs

You can’t exactly give a bouquet of flowers to your baby for Valentine’s Day, but you can give them this pretty set of handmade cherry blossom bibs from Yinibini Baby to celebrate the occasion. Made from soft, organic cotton, this set includes one standard bib for babies and toddlers ages 6-24 months and one bandana-style bib for ages 4 months and up.

No matter what they’re into or how old they are, you can show your kids some love this Feb. 14 with these fun and thoughtful ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for kids, toddlers, and babies.

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